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20 AN ODE FOR ST. Cecilia'S DAY. Addison,
a streak of lightning clears the day,
and flashes on the sight.
and in a low expiring strain
play all the concert o'er again.
on bright Cecilia's charming tongue;
but, by the secret influence turn'd,
and with devotion burn’d.
nor made his amorous complaint:
the tuneful serment rises high,
and works with mingled melody:
in airy circles o’er us fly,
and at a distance die.
· AN ODE. i The spacious firmament on high ; with all the blue ethereal sky, and spangled heavens, a shining frame, their greal original proclaim. Th' unweary'd sun, from day to day, : does his Creator's power display; and publishes, to every land,
the work of an Almighty hand.
the moon takes up the wonderous tale;
and spread the truth from pole to pole. 3 What tho', in solemn silence, alt
move round the dark terrestrial ball; · what tho', no real voice, nor sound,
amidst their radiant orbs be found:
AN HYMN. 1 When all thy mercies, O my God,
my rising soul surveys, transported with the view, I'm lost
in wonder, love, and praise. No. 78.
2 O how shall words with equal warmth
the gratitude declare, that glows within my ravish'd heart!
but thou canst read it there. 3 Thy Providence my life sustain'd,
and all my wants redrest; when in the silent womb I lay,
and hung upon the breast. 4. To all my weak complaints and cries, .
thy mercy lent an ear,
to form themselves in prayer.
thy tender care bestow'd, before my infant heart conceiv'd
from whence these comforts flow'd. 6 When in the slippery paths of youth
with heedless steps I ran,
and led me up to man. * Through hidden dangers, toils, and death,
it gently cleard my way; and through the pleasing snares of vice,
more to be fear'd than they. 8 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou
with health renew'd my face; and when in sins and sorrows sunk,
reviv'd my soul with grace. 9 Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss
has made my cup run o'er, and in a kind and faithful friend
hast doubled all my store.
10 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
my daily thanks employ;
that tastes those gifts with joy. 11 Through every period of my life,
thy goodness I'll pursue; and after death, in distant worlds,
the glorious theme renew. 12 When Nature fails, and day and night
divide thy works no more, my ever-grateful heart, O Lord,', in
thy mercy shall adore. 13 Through all eternity to thee,
a joyful song. I 'll raise; for, oh! eternity's too short, .. .,
to utter all thy praise. ..
AN ODE. 1 How are thy servants blest, O Lord !
how sure is, their defence! eternal wisdom is their guide,
their help Omnipotence. 2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,
supported by thy care, through burning climes I pass'd unhurt,
and breath'd in tainted air.
made every region please;
and smooth'd the Tyrrhene seas. 4 Think, O my soul, devoutly think,
how, with affrighted eyes,
thou saw'st the wide-extended deep,
in all i'ts horrors rise.. 5 Confusion dwelt in every face,
and fear in every heart; when waves on waves, and gulphs on gulphs,
o'ercame the pilot's art. 6 Yet then from all my griefs, O Lord,
thy mercy set me free; whilst, in the confidence of prayer, ..
my soul took hold on thee.
high on the broken wave,
nor impotent to save.....
obedient to thy will;
at thy command was still.
thy goodness I'll adore;
and humbly hope for more.
thy sacrifice shall be;
shall join my soul to thee.
AN HYMN. 1 When rising from the bed of death,
o'erwhelm'd with guilt and fear, I see my Maker face to face;
O how shall I appear! , ,